Firstly I have to say – I haven’t readed nor wroted to too many forums, but here I feel that I should give my input on this subject. Hopefully this does not come too late. Somehow I feel that here are honest & humble people talking civilized way. So, I try to make this short…
I have been studying pressure points since 1993. I was with DKI over 10 years, George is in my humble opinion a man with great ability, but what comes to National Geography documentary - its far more, than bullshit. Also the explanations why it didn't work is BS too. I saw the reaction of a scientist to Leon Jay’s projection, but they didn’t say that on TV.
Still remember this clearly, back in April 1997, while visiting at George’s home I asked him about one PPKO technique (humbly willing to learn) – He explained it to me, as well did it to me. After that it took several years to fully understand what happened, why it happened and how to do it. This particular technique opened to me just about a month ago (2005). Now, during the last two weeks, I have done it to several different persons, with success rate 100%. What actually Dillman showed and explained was just a one part of it. Study goes forward…
I have spoken to neurologists, doctors, shiatsu healers, acupuncturists, chiropractics, energy healers – all of them has ‘given’ a piece to this puzzle.
IMHO (in my humble opinnion) no-one needs to study meridians and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) to learn kyusho. Why? Because TCM theories will just explain what has already happened, and helps to understand what to restore/heal - but NOT what to do to cause such things. On the view point of MWM (Modern Western Medicine), there are nerves underlying on the pp’s (pressure points). But even that will not fully explain this.
Personally, I did show NT type techniques at public, too early. Too early means that I wasn’t understanding it enough when started doing it.
Nowadays I teach regularly around the world kata bunkai and related things with pressure points and including things what we have founded. Also, success rate on NT’s is increased from 70% and continue the path upwards, maybe I would not or I might do that on street.
Someone on this forum with this topic said that all what he could find from George’s seminars, books & tapes, was basic pieces, partially true. I was following DKI quite intensive – and many times saw similar technique performed but every time it was slightly different way to do it.
There are many different ways to do that.
When George (or Kim) does a technique it certainly looks like something else, than what the truth is. It seems that he hits like a truck, but the truth IS different. Many of GD's techniques are designed to be so clever, that no-one can see the correct answer directly from his seminars, books or videos (VHS or DVD), but the answers are there.
I can assure that pressure points can cause pain, temporary paralyze, knockout or even death. Also many of these phenomenon's can be done safely to the opponent without any side effects (meaning here short term & long term effects). LOL, not the death part of course..
Fully intensive study, what we have done with my co-instructors so far in PPKO’s and NTKO’s, has given deeper understanding on our own bodies, but also about the opponents body reactions.
If I would stop my own study, every time when find something that I could not do .. I wouldn’t find anything nor learning anything…
What is Chi/Qi/Ki/Prana/Bioenergy? BS? Is there something? What?
My native language is not English, and I bet you can see that.. Hopefully my point can be seen in this text…
Yours in the Arts,